John F. Kennedy

1917 - 1963

A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on certainty, cities, defeat, politics, and spirit

I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on illusions

I am an idealist without illusions.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on death, ideas, life, and nations

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on conformity, enemies, freedom, and growth

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: 1961 Address to the U.N. General Assembly

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on charm, cities, and efficiency

Washington [D.C.] is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on intelligence

I don't think the intelligence reports are all that hot. Some days I get more out of the New York Times.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on enemies, forgiveness, and names

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on society

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If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1961

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on cities, country, day, freedom, and peace

Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free. When all are free, then we can look forward to that day when this city will be joined as one, and this country, and this great Continent of Europe, in a peaceful and hopeful globe.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: Berlin, Germany June 25 1963

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on facts, falsehood, ideas, judgment, nations, people, and truth

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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